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Applying for a disabled parking space

Do you have a disability and want to park your car close to your home or workplace? If so, you can apply for a parking space for the disabled at your municipality. This is a parking space in which other people with a disability can also park their car.

There are conditions for obtaining a disabled parking space .The municipality will consider, for example:

The parking space for people with disabilities is not just for one person. It is not linked to a vehicle registration number. Other people with disabilities can park their vehicles in this space as well. They must, however, also have an EU parking card for people with disabilities.

Do you want to apply for a disabled parking space that is exclusively for your vehicle? If so, apply for a personalised disabled parking space.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Applying for a disabled parking space

Do you have a disability? Then you can apply for a disabled parking card. Healthcare institutions can also apply for a parking card. You can ask for the parking ticket at the municipality.


With a disabled parking card (GPK) you can park in disabled parking spaces in all EU countries(link is external), Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Switzerland. You must adhere to the local parking rules.

  • The GPK is in the name of a person.
  • The GPK is not registered. You can use the card  for any car.
  • The GPK is valid for a maximum of 5 years.

There are three types of cards:

driver card

  • You cannot walk independently more than 100 meters for at least six months. Not even with aids, such as a cane or crutches.
  • You can drive your own car.

passenger card

  • You cannot walk independently more than 100 meters for at least six months. Not even with aids, such as a cane or crutches.
  • You cannot drive a car yourself. You need constant driver assistance.

You can also request a combination of a driver card and a passenger card. For example, if you are permanently in a wheelchair.

Wheelchair dependent

If you are permanently confined to a wheelchair, you are without a doubt eligible for a GPK (driver card and/or passenger card). In most cases, a medical examination will take place to determine whether you are permanently confined to a wheelchair.

The main conditions for applying for a disabled parking card for a driver or passenger are:

  • You have had a medical examination.
  • You cannot walk 100 meters in a row.
  • You drive the vehicle yourself (driver card), or
  • You are dependent on the driver's assistance (passenger card) from door to door.

If you are sometimes a driver and sometimes a passenger, you can apply for a combination card. You then request a card for both situations.

You can request a GPK in writing from the municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee, Postbus 1, 3240 AA Middelharnis. Use the form 'Request for disabled parking card' that you can find at the bottom of this page. Two good-looking passport photos with your surname and date of birth on the back must be attached to the application.

Medical examination

If you send your completed application form to the municipality, the municipality will forward your application, if it concerns a new application, to the SAP Foundation. This body takes care of the assessment for the municipality. A medical examiner determines whether there is a limitation. The municipality provides an inspection. You do not need to make an appointment for this yourself. You will receive a written/telephone call for the inspection from the SAP Foundation. An inspection takes an average of 20 minutes.

  • Disabled parking card: € 35.00
  • When withdrawing the application for a disabled parking card without a medical examination: € 27.00
  • Medical examination including home visit by a medical examiner for the application € 179.00
  • When the application for a disabled parking card is withdrawn where the request for a medical examination has already been submitted to SAP: € 55.00
  • Refusal of issuing a disabled parking card by the medical examiner: € 16.00 (excluding the costs of a medical examination; please note that the costs for the medical examination will also be charged if your application is rejected).

The municipality will make a decision within 8 weeks of receiving your application. The municipality may extend this term once.

You can object to the decision on your application. Do this within 6 weeks. Do you subsequently disagree with the decision on the notice of objection? Then file an appeal with the court.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee

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Koningin Julianaweg 45

3241XB Middelharnis

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Last updated on 21 September 2022